Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee Over Everything



I have one last card to share with you tonight for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. This one is a center step card featuring another digi from Scribbles. The large coffee is the one from Scribbles and the two smaller ones and the sentiments are from a clear stamp set by Stampabilities. The sentiments were heat embossed. For details on how I make my center step cards, please see the directions in this post. The leaves in the background paper and the hearts on the smaller coffee cups sparkle thanks to some stickles. The heat embossing also adds some shine. The edges of the card base and the patterned papers was inked with distress ink.


The interior is decorated slightly. I don't think it shows in the pic but there is another small coffee cup added to the greeting panel on the interior. All the images were fussy cut and a black marker was used on the edges to cover the raw white edge.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (images), Recollections (kraft card base and cream for greeting panel on the interior), Taylored Expressions (Vellum)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Stamps: Scribbles (Coffee digi), Stampabilities clear set (Coffee)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Copics: YR20 21, 24; C1, 3; E40, 43; Y21, 32; N1; W1, 3, 5
Other: Stickles (Star Dust), Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder (clear), Memento marker (Tuxedo Black)
I'm linking this card up in the 2017 Fall Coffee Lover Bloghop. Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for another Guest Designer project for Our Daily Bread Designs.

Your Kindness Warms My Heart

I recently won this cup and saucers image from Scribbles. I love it and it was so fun to color that I've already colored it more than once. I used one of the dies from My Favorite Things Blueprint 1 to cut it out and lightly inked the cardstock with distress ink to cover the bright white. The leaf paper was die cut with a stitched die from MFT Blueprints 29 and the brown cardstock mat was die cut with the largest die in the Blueprints 1 set. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. The image and sentiment were popped up over the pretty leaf patterened paper. The leaves and coffee steam were embellished with stickles. The top saucer and cup were coated with Wink of Stella. In real life, the entire card front has such a pretty sparkle.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Recollections (kraft for card base), Bazzill (Mocha Divine), Georgia Pacific (image and sentiment panels)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Stamps: Scribbles (Cup Saucer digi), Fiskars (Latte Love clear stamp set)
Ink: Taylored Expressions (Chocolate Truffle), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Copics: starting from the bottom and moving upward - YR16, 18; E07, 09; E42, 44; E35, 37; YR 20, 21, 24
Dies/Embellishments: My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 1 & 29), Stickles (Star Dust), Wink of Stella (clear), Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Embossing Powder (clear)

This card is for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

I'll have one more card for you tonight and then please come back tomorrow for a new project for Our Daily Bread Designs.

Thanks A Latte


This card design was inspired by Operation Write Home Sketch #236. The image and sentiment are from the Verve Three Cheers Digi set. The image was colored with copics and a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino was the inspiration for the color choices. The image was fussy cut and popped up over the background panels. The heart on the cup is coated with Nuvo Crystal Drops and a few random drops are scattered across the card. White gel pen dots add some interest to the solid cardstock fishtail banner.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (card panel), Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black)
Patterned Paper: Play with Color 2 (Fall Patterned Cardstock)
Stamps: Verve (Three Cheers Digi Set)
Copics: Y21, 32; E07, 09; YR16, 18, 20, 21, 24; Colorless Blender
Other: Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear), Gelly Roll Gel Pen (white), Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Ovals, Layered Lacey Ovals)

This card is entered in the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I'll be back shortly with another card for the Bloghop.
 


Monday, September 18, 2017

How You Bean?

I love this Brentwood Barista image from JessicaLynn Original Designs. It's currently on sale for only $1.99 so grab it while you can!! I colored Brentwood and his coffee cup with Copics and then used the colors from the image to make the "leaves" underneath him. I used Nuvo Crystal Drops on the hearts and Brentwood's eyes for dimension and texture. I added white stitching with a gel pen. Spellbinders Labels One and Grand Labels One Dies were used for the card shape.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (kraft and cranberry)
Stamps - Jessica LynnOriginals (Brentwood Barista Digi), Fiskars (Latte Love clear stamp set)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black)
Copics: E07, 09, 15, 33, 35, 37; YR 07, 16, 18, 20, 21; Y17, 19; C1, 3; YG95, 97; N5
Tools/Embellishments: Gelly Roll (white gel pen), Spellbinders Dies (Labels One, Grand Labels One), Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop - Must have Coffee/Tea/Cocoa and Fall theme
Dare 2B Artzy  - Ship Shape (make a shaped card)
Dream Valley Challenge #163 - Autumn Colors

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll come back again soon.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I Pledge Allegiance

{If you are looking for this week's Word Art Wednesday post, please scroll down one post or click here.}


I am back with another card using the Double Display Card and Double Display Layers dies from the September release at Our Daily Bread Designs. This card also uses the Justice For All stamp set and the beautiful Stars and Stripes Paper Pad from this release. I am really enjoying working with all these products but I am really liking the quality of the papers. They have a nice weight and feel to them and are so easy to work with.


The sentiments were stamped in dark red ink then die cut and embossed them with the Ovals dies. The largest two sizes of the Layered Lacey Oval Dies were cut, embossed and then used as mats for the sentiment panels. The largest Layered Lacey Oval die was used on the front. Enamel dots were used to embellish this frame. These dots have some sparkle to them. The stars on the front of the card and on the interior panel as well as the stripes were all accented with Star Dust Stickles. I wish the sparkle showed up well in the pictures. It adds a nice accent that doesn't take away from the Pledge of Allegiance on the front of the card or the Scripture verse on the interior of the card.

Our Daily Bread Designs products used:




Other supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections (navy), Georgia Pacific (white)
Ink: VersaFine (Crimson Red)
Other: Gina Marie Designs Enamel Dots (Patriotic Sparkle), Stickles (Star Dust)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Dies and/or Punches (I chose to use dies)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll check out the entire Sepember release. It's fantastic!!

Seasoned with Salt

Happy Wednesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we are focusing on a verse that I personally find quite challenging. Colossians 4:6 says, "Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." That first part alone gets me. Our speech is to be filled with grace. I am not always gracious and kind in the way I verbally respond to and talk with people. All too often I let fatigue and stress color my tone with irritation. This verse has been running through my mind for several weeks and then I found out it was this week's verse for our cards. Hmmm! I think the Lord is trying to tell me something. I'm doing my best to listen. How about you, is your speech gracious?


I am definitely ready for fall. So for my card this week, I chose to use this pumpkin image that I colored with Copic markers and then coated with clear Wink of Stella. This image panel was die cut, embossed and then matted with square dies. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. At the stamp show I attended last month, they had a vendor's booth. How fun to shop in person! I picked up the Eyelet Arch Borders while there. This is a set of large and small eyelets borders that coordinate so well with the Curved Edge A2 Card Die. I used the smaller eyelet die and the Curved Edge die on the patterned paper and mat portion of my card. I went with an old favorite and inked all the papers with distress ink. I embellished the flower centers with stickles and added clear Nuvo Crystal drops to the "berries" and around the pumpkin. The finished card is 5.5" square.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Recollections (kraft), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned Paper: Playing with Color 2 (Fall Patterned Paper)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Colossians 4:6), Clear Dollar Stamps (Autumn Blessings digi - Clear Dollar Stamps has closed their doors but I love this pumpkin image)
Ink: Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Copics: E11, 31, 33, 35, 37; Y35, 38; YR07; G03, 07, 09, 14, 17; W1; N0, 1, 3
Tools/Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp dies (Curved Edge A2 Card, Eyelet Arch Borders), Spellbinders dies (Classic Squares Large & Small), Wink of Stella (clear), Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear), Stickles (Orange Peel, Yellow)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes but Must use die and/or embossing folder (I used 4 different dies)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Use Dies and/or Punches
Dream Valley Challenge #163 - Autumn Colors

Thanks for visiting today. Please come back later for my next Our Daily Bread Designs project. I also hope you'll take time to visit our wonderful sponsor, Simon Says Stamp. As always, the Word Art Wednesday blog has lots of great inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and a free digi for you.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Someone Remembers, Someone Cares


I have another Double Display Card to share with you today. This one features some beautiful papers by Authentique. I've die cut several of these card bases and layer sets now, and I am still enjoying how easy the dies are to use and emboss. I REALLY like how the layers fit each panel with just the right amount of border.


I used my favorite encouragement sentiment by Dare 2B Artzy. It comes from their Prayers 4You stamp set. This set features several nice sentiments for encouragement cards. Some dyed seam binding and moonshine sequins embellish the front card panel.


Another sentiment from this stamp set is on the interior of the card.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (black), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Latest and Greatest 6 x 6 Pad)
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy (Prayers 4You clear stamp set)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments: Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Display Card, Double Display Layers, Ovals, Layered Lacey Ovals), Paper Pretties (dyed seam binding), Simon Says Stamp sequins (Moonshine Assorted)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It (no digis allowed)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes - Must use dies and/or embossing folders (I used 4 different die sets on my card)
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #359 - Punches and/or Dies

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll come back Wednesday when I'll have another project for Our Daily Bread Designs and one for Word Art Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Land That I Love


I was so excited when I was asked to stay on as a Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs for September. I really enjoy using their dies and stamps. When I saw the new patriotic September release, I was even more excited. You can see the whole release here. Did you notice they have two fancy fold card dies AND layering dies for both of them? No more figuring out how to cut and fold your card base and how to cut your patterned paper. These dies do all the work for you. I get to play with the Double Display Card Die  and Double Display Layers Dies. I have quickly become addicted to making them. Consider this your warning that you'll be seeing this type of card fairly frequently for awhile. LOL


One of the things that I really like about the Double Display Card Die is that the score lines are so well defined. I've used other dies that have score lines included but you have to search to find them and it's hard to fold on them accurately. Not a problem with this die. The card die requires a full 12" length of cardstock. I don't have an extended platform for my Grand Calibur or my Cuttlebug but by using two passes, I was able to easily cut the card base.


This card fold has such a "Wow!" factor, that you really don't have to do a lot of extra fussing to make a beautiful card. For this card, the balloons were fussy cut from one of the sheets of the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad and popped up on the left panel. Some baker's twine provides strings and bows for the balloons. Both sentiments from the Let Freedom Ring stamp set and matting panels were die cut and embossed with Double Stitched Circle Dies. Some sequins and Stickles finish off the card.

Our Daily Bread Designs Products used:




Other Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill (cardbase and dark blue), Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (red)
Other: VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black), Simon Says Stamp sequins (Assorted Moonshine), Stickles (Star Dust), JilliBean Soup baker's twine, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use patterned paper
Crafty Creations Challenge #349 - Anything Goes 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crop Stop Link Party #31 - Use item/brand from Crop Stop online store (I used the following brands: Ranger, Fiskars, Cuttlebug, Tsukineko, Jillibean Soup and Scotch ATG)
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes with Die Cuts and/or Embossing (lots of die cutting on this card and I used the dies to emboss) 
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #359 - Punches and/or Dies

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come back soon.

Monday, September 4, 2017

No Such Thing



Happy Labor Day!! I hope you are enjoying a quiet day doing something relaxing. I am back with another card using the Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday Sketch. This time I used one of the sentiments in the Taylored Expressions stamp set called In Other Words - Read. I love this set because it has some great reading themed sentiments and a stack of books. You can see another card I made with this set in the last card posted here.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (card base), Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss 6 x 6)
Stamp set: Taylored Expressions (In Other Words - Books)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Other: Spellbinders Dies (Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals), Gina Marie Designs Enamel Dots, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Asst. Sequins, Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use patterned paper

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll come back soon.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happy Birthday


Taylored Expressions Stamps is celebrating their 9th Birthday. As part of the celebration, they posted a sketch on this blog post and invited everyone to play along for some fantastic prizes. Since I love good sketch, I decided to play along. Today's card stayed with the birthday celebration theme and features some bright birthday papers from DCWV.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (card base), Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black)
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Birthday Wishes Stack (6 x 6)
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly Clear Stamp Set (Inspirational Birthday Innies and Outies)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black)
Other: Our Daily Bread Designs (Double Stitched Circle dies), Spellbinders (Petite Scalloped Circle Large dies), Gina Marie Designs (Enamel Dots)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use patterned paper
Crafty Creations Challenge #349 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #366 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today. Please stop back tomorrow when I'll have another card using the same sketch.

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